THE PILOT

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This novel is about an airways' best pilot whose life is going through marital stress, which leads him to drunkenness… jeopardising the lives of his passengers and crew.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features First edition, Dedicated copy, Dust jacket
Conditions Very Good
Number of pages 275
Published date 1976
Language English
Size 14 x 21 x 3 cm
Author Robert P. Davis
Editor Hamish Hamilton Ltd.

What's this all about?

Mike Hagen, Flying D.C.8's for Intercontinental Airlines, could handle anything. But the tension of life as a highly - paid pilot with a wife who wanted more in exchange for less started him drinking. Alcohol and flying are a dangerous mixture ; Intercontinental's best pilot was drinking on the job, jeopardising the lives of his passengers and crew.

 

Making every effort to conquer his weakness, Mike is involved in two of the most appallingly exciting episodes any flying man could ever have to experience. In one, he triumphs ; in the other, not merely physical survival is at stake... ( ... )

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Robert P. Davis

Robert P. Davis ( October 8th, 1929 - November 7th, 2005 ) was an American author, screenwriter, and film director whose works are primarily centered on aviation. 


His 1960 short film, Day of the Painter, won an Academy Award in 1961 for Best Short Subject. Robert P. Davis's 1976 novel The Pilot, about an alcohol - abusing airline captain, served as the source material for his screenplay for the motion picture of the same title ( released in 1980 ), in which Cliff Robertson ( 1923 - 2011 ) acted out the lead role and also directed. 


Robert P. Davis's books include Cat Five ( 1977 ), Control Tower ( 1980 ) and The Glass Cockpit ( 1991 ). 


( source : Wikipedia )

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